Welcome to Toddlebox.ie – A Practical Parent’s Guide to Toddlerhood!

The years between your toddler’s first birthday to age three are a time of crucial growth development. And because shaping healthier futures is so important to us at Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition, we believe we have a responsibility in helping to ensure parents and caregivers are aware of the importance of good nutrition during these important toddler years. As the leading early life nutrition company in Ireland, research and education is at the heart of everything we do.

Experts on toddler nutrition, care and development with Toddlebox.ie to create A Practical Parent’s Guide to Toddlerhood as a valuable source of information for parents.

Incredible as it may seem, but the clock strikes twelve and your baby turns into a toddler. Moving from the baby stage to toddlerhood is a huge step – for you and your child. Parents have many new issues to deal with and respond to in the toddler years. Advice and support from healthcare professionals can make a big difference in how parents steer and support their growing toddler’s development.

As a nation, we need to improve child health. This can only begin to happen when we all – healthcare professionals, food and nutrition industries, caregivers and parents alike – think differently about how care is provided. The best care is that which begins as close to home as possible. And where could be closer than a toddler’s own house?

In A Practical Parent’s Guide to Toddlerhood, a range of dietitian, behavioural and development experts address common issues parents come up against at home. Our advice covers nutrition and its impact on growth; essential nutrients for brain development; the importance of sleep; and social, emotional and play development.

Toddlebox.ie, A Practical Parent’s Guide to Toddlerhood is designed to be just that: practical. I hope it will be a great help to parents and healthcare professionals.

Professor Alf Nicholson
RCSI Professor of Paediatrics Temple Street Children’s
University Hospital & National Clinical Lead in